Dickey County, North Dakota

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Dickey County
Postcard. Dickey County Courthouse in 1915.
Postcard. Dickey County Courthouse in 1915.
Map of North Dakota highlighting Dickey County
Location within the U.S. state of North Dakota
Map of the United States highlighting North Dakota
North Dakota's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 46°07′N 98°29′W / 46.11°N 98.49°W / 46.11; -98.49
Country United States
State North Dakota
FoundedMarch 5, 1881 (created)
August 18, 1882 (organized)
Named forGeorge H. Dickey
SeatEllendale
Largest cityOakes
Area
 • Total1,142 sq mi (2,960 km2)
 • Land1,131 sq mi (2,930 km2)
 • Water11 sq mi (30 km2)  0.9%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total5,289
 • Estimate 
(2019)
4,872
 • Density4.6/sq mi (1.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional districtAt-large
Websitewww.dickeynd.com

Dickey County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2010 census, 5,289 people lived there. The county seat is Ellendale.

History[change | change source]

Dickey County was discovered on July 17, 1839, when an expedition was sent into the lands by the US Government. [1]

The first city, Ellendale, was established in 1881. The county was established shortly after.[2]

Cities and townships[change | change source]

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Geography[change | change source]

Dickey County lies on the south side of North Dakota. Its south boundary line abuts the north boundary line of the state of South Dakota. The James River flows south-southeasterly through the east part of the county, and the Maple River flows south-southwesterly through the center part of the county. The county terrain consists of rolling hills, dotted with lakes and ponds in its western portion, with the area devoted to agriculture.The terrain slopes to the south and east, with its highest point being a hill near the SW corner at 2,139' (652m) ASL. The county has a total area of 1,142 square miles (2,960 km2), of which 1,131 square miles (2,930 km2) is land and 11 square miles (28 km2) (0.9%) is water.